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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Hatch Act: Comey in the clear & Chaffetz not bound

Let's get past the spin/hype and look at FACTS.

The Hillary troops are doing the typical 'Clinton Thing' ... muddying the water. Something they have decades of experience doing ... successfully unfortunately ... so far! (Hopefully not much longer i.e. November 8th)

To hear Hillary's shills tell it ... Comey (who they loved up until last Friday) "illegally" used the FBI to "influence an election" ... citing the Hatch Act.

Considering the 'news' coverage by in-the-tank-for-Hillary networks, one might give that some credence, not knowing anything different and swallowing the MSM propaganda on this subject.

Let's be clear ...

James Comey did NOT release anything to the PUBLIC ... period. 

James Comey, advised Congress of a change to his testimony which he had to do to protect himself from the possibility of future legal problems resulting from not doing so. 

Who among us would not have done the same in his shoes? Answer: No one!

The FACT is that the public became aware of Comey's notice to congress when Jason Chaffetz tweeted that he had done so.

Chaffetz is not subject to the Hatch Act.
The Hatch Act:
The Hatch Act of 1939, officially An Act to Prevent Pernicious Political Activities, is a United States federal law whose main provision prohibits employees in the executive branch of the federal government, except the president, vice-president, and certain designated high-level officials of that branch, from engaging in some forms of political activity. The law was named for Senator Carl Hatch of New Mexico. It was most recently amended in 2012. [WikiPedia]
Chaffetz is not in the Executive Branch ... he is in the Congress, and the Chairman of the committee Comey gave testimony to.

Comey's notice to Congress was a private communication to Congress, not to the public

If Jason Chaffetz made it known to the public via his Tweet, Comey had no control or influence in that action.

I'm not suggesting that Comey is squeaky clean in this process ... just that the Hillary Team's talking points are a distortion designed to confuse you.

It's THIS SORT OF CHICANERY that TRUMP is fighting against ... as should you be too!



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